wat thann cat collection

Wat Thann Cat Collection – The Phnom Penh Collaboration Begins!

We met at Wat Thann yesterday to gather some patients for today’s collaboration with Animal Mama, Chamnan, and volunteers. As usual, it’s a lot of highs and lows, but we are just happy to have a plan to treat all the animals there. At Wat Thann cat collection, we saw 66 animals in total in […]

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Wat Thann Pagoda Phnom Penh

Wat Thann Pagoda Phnom Penh – More Than 38 Animals To Desex

Today, Heng and I went out and visited seven local Pagodas to do a head count and see how many animals have been desexed in each. We will be posting about each Pagoda and publishing all the photos of the animals who we met. The idea is to share what we have found so that […]

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Pagoda Animals Desexed In Phnom Penh

Number Of Pagoda Animals Desexed In Phnom Penh In 12 Months?

It was suggested last week that any groups taking part in Pagoda spay/neuter missions keep each other informed, so in the spirit of cooperation, coordination, and collaboration, I was thinking it would be a cool idea if we all made it public how many animals have been desexed in Phnom Penh and which Pagodas/streets/markets/communities/areas have […]

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desexing thursday

Desexing Thursday – Phnom Penh Joint Pagoda Spay Project

It was great to have so much positive feedback on yesterday’s post! With so many people all wanting to collaborate and get involved in the joint projects we have planned, we have an excellent opportunity to make a real difference here. With such a great response, we don’t want to lose any time, so we […]

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Phnom Penh Pagoda Mission

Phnom Penh Pagoda Mission – Day 1 – How To Spay 20 Animals In A Day!

We can’t tell you how happy we are to be posting this tonight! Yesterday evening we got a message saying that we had an opportunity to get involved with Animal Mama and visiting volunteer vet, Dr Genevieve (from Dyreklinikken På Værnedamsvej – Lechicdog.com), in a four day Pagoda Spay Mission. So we headed out right away […]

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Cambodia Vegan Food Everywhere

Cambodia Vegan Food Everywhere! Vegan Travel Family

The Vegan food in Cambodia has been amazing! We have been in Phnom Penh for the last year and still haven’t been to all the Vegan-friendly restaurants that the city has to offer. Outside of Phnom Penh, we have travelled to Kratie, Kampot, Mondulkiri, Kep, Sihanoukville, Otres, Koh Rong Samloen, Kampong Chnang, Pailin, Siem Reap, […]

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Vegan Outreach Phnom Penh Cambodia

Vegan Outreach Phnom Penh Cambodia 

On Saturday the 13th January 2018, we are meeting in Phnom Penh to hold our first Vegan Outreach Phnom Penh Cambodia event! We will be giving out free vegan food samples and talking about Veganism, the issues and the benefits. We will also be promoting local Vegan restaurants and showing people how easy it is […]

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Pig Physio In The Pagoda Phnom Penh

Pig Physio In The Pagoda Phnom Penh With Animal Mama

We met the team from Animal Mama this evening to give some physiotherapy to the Pig in the Wat Toul Tom Pong Pagoda in Phnom Penh. Thanks to Animal Mama, the Pig has had her hooves trimmed by a specialist who they brought in, and now she is being given daily antibiotics and physiotherapy to […]

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Phnom Penh Cow Slaughterhouse

Phnom Penh Cow Slaughterhouse – A Vigil

We took a trip to find a Phnom Penh Cow Slaughterhouse in Cambodia. This was something we had planned to do last year, but the idea of standing outside a slaughterhouse in Cambodia was not a good one. Anything that looks like a protest doesn’t go down well, and the reactions from the workers would […]

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vegan junk food

Vegan Doesn’t Mean Kale, Quinoa, and Lentils! Vegan Junk Food

I love how January has been taken over by the Veganuary initiative! If you are giving a plant-based diet a go this New Year, then that’s awesome but don’t think you only have to eat Kale, Quinoa, and Lentils! When you go Vegan, you can have all the food you loved before, and the best […]

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What Is The Best Way To Donate Money To Solve Problems?

What Is The Best Way To Donate Money To Solve Problems?

The non-profit industry is just like any other. Some organisations do good work, provide a product or service that people want or need, and deliver it in a way that makes people happy. Some organisations make a profit and are successful. Some organisations are well managed, organised, efficient, and effective. However, many organisations are not […]

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Animal Activism Help The Animals

Animal Activism Help The Animals and Get Involved This New Year 2018

This year is all about Animal Activism for us and our Epic Animal Quest. We write a lot about animal issues and our book, the , is dedicated to dispelling the many myths around Veganism, but now Rachael is about to finish her work contract, we will have more opportunities to get out there and […]

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Lose Weight Feel Awesome

Veganuary – Lose Weight Feel Awesome And Help The Animals In 2018

It’s that time of year again, and many people are planning their New Years resolutions to lose weight, get fit, and live a more positive lifestyle. With so many fad diets around, it’s difficult to know what the best option is for someone who wants to achieve all of these things. This post is all […]

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Vegan Christmas Dinner In Cambodia

Vegan Christmas Dinner In Cambodia

Christmas 2017 was our first Christmas away from the UK on our Epic Animal Quest, and we spent in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Although we have cut back on what we buy – as now if we can’t carry it, we don’t own it – we were on a mission to make Christmas an awesome experience […]

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Family Vegan Christmas Dinner

Family Vegan Christmas Dinner – Alternatives To Tradition

This year will be our second Christmas as a Vegan Family, and we are not alone. Thousands of people are choosing a vegan lifestyle for compassion, ethics, health, or the environment. According to The Vegan Society in the UK, “There are three and half times as many vegans as there were in 2006, making it […]

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Wildlife Animal Rescue Phnom Penh

Wildlife Animal Rescue Phnom Penh – What To Do If You Find An Animal?

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, has a handful of animal organisations but they mainly focus on cats and dogs. With so many other animals and wildlife crossing over into urban environments, what should we do if we find any wildlife with an injury, in distress, or out of place? Wildlife Animal Rescue Phnom Penh – What To Do […]

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Traditional Khmer Wedding Cambodia

Traditional Khmer Wedding Cambodia Takeo Province

We were really lucky to be invited by our friend Watti to his sister’s traditional Khmer Wedding Cambodia in Takeo province. Traditional Khmer Wedding Cambodia It was amazing how they transformed their home into a wedding venue with beautiful backdrops. In between all the loud music and celebrations, the animals were joining in and sniffing […]

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making friends in Phnom Penh

Feeding Pagoda Cats And Making Friends In Phnom Penh Cambodia

Just back from a great few hours feeding Pagoda cats and making friends in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was so good to see so many people using their spare time after work to get active and help the animals. It was just a walk around with some food this evening and a good chance to […]

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Lucky the Elephant at Phnom Tamao

Meeting Lucky The Elephant At Phnom Tamao Rescue Center Cambodia

During our trip to document the rescue of the baby Macaque, we met Lucky the Elephant at Phnom Tamao Rescue Center! Lucky was rescued at just six months old and has spent her life at Phnom Tamao. Now eighteen, Lucky has become an Elephant Ambassador for conservation and the environment in Cambodia. Lucky The Elephant […]

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baby macaque rescue

Baby Macaque Rescue At Phnom Tamao Rescue Center Cambodia

We joined Animal Mama when they took a rescued Macaque monkey to Phnom Tamao Rescue Center, about an hours drive from Phnom Penh. This time last year, we were still in the UK and had no idea that we would be starting our Epic Animal Quest in Cambodia. Since we have been here, we have […]

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pagoda people

Pagoda People – The Mob – The Crowd – The Mass

It was awesome to release three more cats to Wat Toul Ton Pong with our friend Lucy last week. They had been desexed, vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped, all for free by Animal Mama, an amazing social enterprise operating in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was late in the evening when we arrived there, and we came […]

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Sustainable Social Enterprise

Sustainable Social Enterprise In Action – Individuals Making A Difference

I’ve written about how people can make a difference so much and have come across a great example of this in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Yulia and Darren (who now run Animal Mama) came across a baby macaque monkey called Charlie. His mother was killed, and he was taken to be used in the tourist trade […]

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business of charity

The Business Of Charity – Fundraising, Development, And Implementation

I’ve been thinking a lot about how charities and businesses are the same but marketed differently, and this is opening up lots of other interesting areas that I have never considered before. The business of charity is one of these areas. Thank you for sticking with me on this long post and please, if you […]

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cats to the pagoda in phnom penh

Returning Cats To The Pagoda In Phnom Penh

Yesterday we collected some cats from Wat Toul Tom Pong, and today we dropped some others back to Wat Thann! Todays Pagoda Cats had been desexed, vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped, all for free by Animal Mama, an awesome social enterprise operating in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Returning cats to the Pagoda in Phnom Penh. More Than […]

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People Coming Together At Wat Toul Tom Pong Pagoda

Random People Coming Together At Wat Toul Tom Pong Pagoda

This morning, I joined Dr Lucy at a different Pagoda to collect some cats to be desexed, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped at Animal Mamas in Phnom Penh. As a social enterprise, Animal Mama carries out all this for free for the Pagoda animals. We have visited Wat Toul Tom Pong a couple of times before to […]

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Cambodian Mine Action Center CMAC

Cambodian Mine Action Center CMAC & The Heroes Who Need A Home

Since we sold and gave away everything in the UK to start our Epic Animal Quest in Cambodia, we have had met many awesome people and had amazing experiences that we would never have imagined back in our ‘old life’. Last week, we had one of these experiences as we travelled to Cambodian Mine Action […]

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World Vets Siem Reap 2017 Event

World Vets Siem Reap 2017 Event – Interview With The Organiser Nicole Kramer

We heard about an event in Siem Reap called World Vets Siem Reap 2017 Event, organised by our friend Nicole Kramer. World Vets is a non-profit who provides veterinary aid and carry out spay and neuter events in countries all around the world. Fifteen vets and veterinary technicians desexed a total of 259 animals in […]

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smiley happy people

Smiley Happy People Holding Cats – Positivity In Practice In Phnom Penh

We’ve been visiting Animal Mama in Phnom Penh for the last few weeks and gathered so much footage from all the different projects and initiatives they are involved with. From repopulating Gibbons in Angkor Wat and a retirement home for ex De-mining Dogs to rescued birds, sick rabbits, pagoda cats, abandoned street dogs, and every […]

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HOPE Medical Center Phnom Penh

HOPE Medical Center Phnom Penh With Our Friend Dr Lucy

We went to HOPE Medical Center Phnom Penh to get all our Rabies vaccinations. In Cambodia, 800 people die from Rabies each year, and those are just the reported cases. This is such a huge problem for public health and one we hope to help tackle by working with organisations who regularly offer free vaccinations […]

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eating dogs and pigs

Eating Dogs and Pigs: Same, Same, But Different?

As part of our ongoing research into the Dog Meat Trade in Cambodia, we took a visit to a local restaurant in Phnom Penh who specialise in Dog Meat. The owners were happy for us to interview them about eating dogs and pigs and take photos and video but we promised we would not share […]

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